The House Cladding Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive procedure outlining the safety steps for the installation of house cladding or siding.
This Work Method Statement (WMS) is ready to use and is not a blank template. Simply add your company details, ABN, and include any site specific details or risks and make it specific to the task at hand. It is then ready for printing and to be incorporated as part of your overall WHS System.
This SWMS involves general hazards associated with installing house cladding or siding (such as Hardie plank products). This does not include application of other forms of siding or erection/installation of braced framing and substrate. Specific SWMS must be developed when working above 2m. Erection of scaffolds, operation of tools/equipment (such as nail guns, elevated work platforms, mast climbing platforms etc) are not covered.
Remember: The content of the SWMS should be refined over time and include consultation with workers and other persons conducting a business or undertaking. Prior to each new activity, the SWMS must be reviewed and revised to ensure it applies to the high risk construction work and the actual site you are working at.
This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is provided in the following document formats
The following “High Risk Construction Work" are included in the Cladding - House Safe Work Method Statement as defined by Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011:
Planning: (extract only)
Where required, develop specific SWMS for demolition of existing cladding / structures. Consider:
Develop a site and task specific SWMS to control risks. Include access to heights (including use of specific access plant), isolation of electricity / gas etc
Ensure suitable equipment for job. Examples: